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China reshapes role in rare earths, could be importer by 2014

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 2:25pm
Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, the world's biggest producer of rare earth metals, is likely to turn an importer of the vital industrial ingredients by as early as 2014 as it boosts consumption in domestic high-tech industries rather than just shipping raw material overseas.

China says it is curbing exports to redress the environmental damage done by decades of mining, but has also made clear it would prefer to be the biggest consumer of rare earths rather than the biggest producer.

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